We're excited to announce JShelter as the next step in our #FreeJS campaign. JShelter is a browser extension that helps curtail and limit the harmful effects of nonfree JS on the web. u.fsf.org/3gc

I love using weird software to do a familiar task in an unfamiliar way.

there's a new grid thing on the market which heavily promotes monome compatibility: in effect, freely tapping into our huge pool of resources and culture by implementing a simple protocol we open-sourced from the start.

something is deeply broken with peoples' perception of open-source. it's not an infinite commons. it's not an externality.

it's a community and an ethos. if you're exploiting someone elses' work for profit, you're helping destroy an optimistic vision of humanity.

Hierarchical Music Specification Language, Forth tools for experimental music from the 1980's


Wait, what? Stallman is back on the Free Software Foundation board of directors? That was definitely a part of #libreplanet I missed today.

I'm sure there'll be some sort of statement online about why the circumstances make this the right thing to do.... no, no of course not, because it's a mistake that is not going to be easy to justify.

The entire history of MIT's "Computer Music Journal" (among all their other journals) is now available for free. Probably chock full of interesting stuff mitpressjournals.org/loi/comj

its weird how like, if you were interested in some Thing, there was a magazine about that Thing and people would be paid to write for it, and you'd pay for it and then read it every month, rather than now where if you're into some Thing, you find people who do that Thing and follow them on the internet until there's a huge dispute about the Thing and everyone splits into two groups, known as the good group and the bad group, and anyway, are you still interested in that Thing

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An unwelcome consequence of living in a world where everything is “easy” is that the only skill that matters is the ability to multitask.

At the extreme, we don’t actually do anything; we only arrange what will be done, which is a flimsy basis for a life.

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